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New PNG Energy laws commence
Insight 20 Jul 2021

The commencement of the National Energy Authority Act 2020 and the Electricity Industry (Amendment) Act 2020 mean important changes in the electricity industry in PNG. In this Insight we review the key changes and assess their impact ...

Introduction of a temporary levy on offshore petroleum production: what you need to know
Insight 19 Jul 2021

In the 2021-22 Federal Budget the Government announced the introduction of a temporary levy on offshore petroleum production to recoup the decommissioning and remediation costs. This is designed to ensure that industry bears the costs and not taxpayers. The levy will apply as of 1 July 2021 and will be administered by the ATO. ...

National Electricity and Gas rules update: June 2021
Insight 16 Jul 2021

In our latest update, we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the month of June, as well as take a closer look at the AER's Compliance and Enforcement Priorities for 2021-22. ...

Hydrogen technologies timeline in Australia
Insight 05 Jul 2021

Hydrogen fuel offers Australia a low-emissions, clean, storable energy solution for our future domestic energy needs. Our timeline details major milestones for hydrogen technologies in Australia. ...

AER 2021-22 compliance and enforcement priorities
Insight 25 Jun 2021

Our Energy Regulation team provides you with a snapshot of the issues the AER will focus on in its enforcement and compliance activities in 2021-22 and recent developments in the sector. ...

Future revenue opportunities anticipated in the Post-2025 National Electricity Market
Insight 18 Jun 2021

The Energy Security Board's Post 2025 Market Design Options Paper provides a peek into a future where the system services required to ensure a stable and secure National Electricity Market are unbundled; creating opportunities for market participants to capitalise on alternative revenue streams. ...

National Electricity and Gas rules update: May 2021
Insight 10 Jun 2021

In our latest update, we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the month of May, as well as take a closer look at the AER's progress to refresh its Electricity Distribution Ring-fencing Guideline. ...

A tale of two courts: are wind farm assets fixtures or chattels?
Insight 09 Jun 2021

Wind farms and other renewable energy sponsors should be aware of two recent decisions of the Supreme Courts of Victoria and New South Wales, which have raised doubt over whether wind farm assets are chattels or fixtures. We briefly explore the key findings of each court and consider some broader repercussions of these decisions for the renewable energy industry. ...

Navigating the energy transition
Insight 09 Jun 2021

Australia is rapidly transitioning away from a centralised, coal-based energy system to one that is more decentralised and focused on renewable energy. This transition is being accompanied by increasing scrutiny of the human rights performance of renewables projects, including new benchmarking and a greater number of complaints. It is critical to know what practical steps to take towards implementing and embedding a strong approach to human rights compliance. ...

Key energy focus areas

Australia's energy market is transforming. This transition is inspiring as we look to a greener energy future, but getting there will involve significant change in terms of regulation, the generation mix and the network infrastructure which underpins the system. ...